Guy Ryder on 7 November 2016 was re-elected as the Director-General (DG) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term. He will assume the post the on 1 October 2017.
Ryder obtained 54 of the 56 votes cast by the titular members. He was the only candidate for the post.
About Guy Ryder
• Guy Ryder is the 10th Director-General of the International Labour Organization.
• From 2006 to 2010, he served as the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
• From 2002 to 2006, he served as the General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
About International Labour Organization
• The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues.
• It has 187 member states.
• In 1969, the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.
• The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments.
Who: Guy Ryder
When: 7 November 2016